Mumbai, April 27: The much-awaited initial public offering (IPO) of the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) is all set to open on May 4. According to news agency ANI, the price band of the IPO of India's largest insurance company has been set at Rs 902-Rs 949 per share. A discount of Rs 45 has been set for retail and employees, while the bid lot size has been fixed at 15 shares per lot.

The LIC IPO which will open on May 4 was supposed to get listed during the last financial year before March 31. However, the listing was postponed due to the unstable market conditions that emerged after the Russia-Ukraine war. LIC IPO Price Band Fixed For Rs 902-949 Per Share, Policy Holders to Get Discount.

According to government sources, the LIC IPO will open on May 2 for policyholders and employees, and from May 4 to May 9 for the general public. Last month, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) approved the LIC IPO.

Following this, the LIC filed a Draft Red Herring Prospectus - an offer document that is filed by a company that wants to raise money from the public by selling its shares to investors.

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It must be noted that LIC is still the biggest IPO in the history of the stock market but its issue size is close to that of Paytm, which is the second-largest issue ever.

Here's all you should know about the LIC IPO:

  • The LIC IPO is most likely to begin on May 4. And if the launch gets delayed for any reason, the LIC still has time till May 12 to launch its shares. However, if it gets delayed further then the company will have to file fresh papers.
  • As per ANI, the price band of LIC is reported to be between Rs 902 and Rs 949 per share.
  • According to reports, the Government of India, which owns LIC is planning to sell a 3.5 per cent stake instead of the five per cent that was listed in the previous Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP).
  • The size of LIC's IPO was cut due to market conditions. The revised sale percentage of the same was mentioned in a fresh DRHP and approved at a board meeting that was held on Saturday. Earlier, the government wanted to sell 31.6 crore shares.
  • As per an evaluation done by international actuarial firm Milliman Advisors, LIC's embedded value was estimated to be at Rs 5.4 lakh crore in September.
  • In order to buy shares of LIC IPO under the policyholder quota, one should have a Demat account and the PAN number should be linked with the policy.
  • Anchor investors of the company can subscribe to the shares of the insurance company on May 2.

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